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The third Seahawks 2022 Mock Draft

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This is the last one before the combine and so much will change before I do the next one. Not just getting more solid data on the prospects, but there are so many behind the scenes meetings. The big boards and projections will really start to line up with each other, because reporters will start to hear what GMs and scouts really think about these guys. With that said, this is a really deep edge class and a deep enough 3T/5T class that we can go back to back on the DL with a bunch of different guys.

Take a look at the other mocks I have done, for more prospects to follow:

Mock 1, Mock 2

Disclaimer:

Scouting

I am not a scout, nor do I pretend to be. I will give my thought process on drafting a guy, but will link and copy to other scouts and give you what they think of him, which is probably much higher quality than what you would get from me.

Draft Position

Instead of trying to figure out what trades will happen and have a bunch of you tell me how unrealistic they are, I am bypassing that completely. Instead, I am going to look at someone who might be available at round transition times. Starting with the end of the 1st/start of the 2nd, I will walk my way down the draft.

We don't know where anyone will be drafted, so don't @ me with an argument about someone won't be available when, that is completely beside the point. The point is that we look at a bunch of players who may be available and of interest to PCJS.

Picks:

Round 1/2 3T/5T Demarvin Leal - Texas A&M

Round 2/3 Edge Arnold Ebiketie - Penn State

Round 3/4 OT Rasheed Walker - Penn State

Round 4/5 RB Ty Chandler - UNC

Round 5/6 OG Tyrese Robinson - Oklahoma

Round 6/7 CB Kyler McMichael - UNC

Pick-by-pick Breakdown

Seahawks at pick Round 1/2 3T/5T Demarvin Leal - Texas A&M

Measurements: 6-4 290

He is somewhere between a 3-4 DE/3T/5T/3-4 rush LB. I want him to destroy the pocket.

NFL.com Early entry defensive lineman who appears to be caught between "best fit" positions at this time. Leal possesses adequate rush skills and knows how to craft a rush plan, but a lack of suddenness and closing burst turns potential sacks into hurries without the help of a long pocket count. When the motor is cranked up, he can stack and slide past run blockers with efficiency and quickness. He didn't put together the tape that was expected and disappointing reps against Evan Neal (Alabama) and Charles Cross (Mississippi State) could create concerns about his pro readiness. Most will see him as an even-front defender in some capacity, but playing 3-4 DE might be his best fit as a pro.

The Draft Network DeMarvin Leal is a former 5-star prospect out of the state of Texas. Leal was the first big recruiting get for the Jimbo Fisher era and served as the pillar of a much improved defensive line. Leal is a true junior that has started all three years for Texas A&M. As a prospect, Leal possesses rare size, athleticism, and functional strength that makes him a dominant and versatile defensive lineman. In the Texas A&M defensive scheme, Leal lines up in every alignment and is impactful at every position. He has the power to collapse pockets from the interior and the speed to be an effective edge rusher. In the NFL, Leal will be best utilized as an interior defensive lineman who can overwhelm offensive linemen with his ability to convert speed to power. Overall, Leal has rare athleticism will become a physically dominant defensive lineman once he is placed in one specific role.

Highlights

Seahawks at pick Round 2/3 2/3 Edge Arnold Ebiketie - Penn State

Measurements: 6-2 250

A speed rusher to pair with Taylor and a 3T. He can definitely be the extra rusher that they have trouble dealing with.

NFL.com Purposeful rusher with good length. Ebiketie is quiet to the edge with accurate, active hands and a pressure percentage worthy of projection. He's not bendy and loose but uses body lean and skilled hands to grease the edge and access the pocket. He will need to keep adding to his bag of tricks as a pocket hunter, as he lacks the base and body type to hold his ground and plug up run games on a consistent basis. Ebiketie could see action as a sub-package pass rusher early in his career. He has the potential to find starting reps as a 3-4 rush linebacker in the future.

The Draft Network Penn State EDGE defender Arnold Ebiketie offers enticing speed and twitch off the edge; he's a prospect whose ability to claim wins with speed would be a welcomed addition to just about any defensive grouping in the NFL.

Highlights

Seahawks pick at Round OT Rasheed Walker - Penn State

Measurements: 6-6 312

He needs some development time, but I am in love with this guy. He looks like the nicest guy in his pictures, but he plays just nasty. All I have to say is he sticks to two pumps.

Two pumps

NFL.com Walker possesses enticing power and measurables but has issues that could be challenging to correct if he stays at tackle. Ohio State defenders were able to burn up his outside edge, which creates concern about his pass pro range, but it can be hard to beat his anchor with pure power.

The Draft Network As a pass blocker, Walker shows very good foot quickness to get depth in his pass sets and mirror edge defenders. He can change direction quickly and redirect to stunts and inside counters. Walker displays excellent anchor and is very good with his hands, showing very good hand strength and punch timing. There are times Walker oversets and leaves room inside for counters and Walker will lose balance at times playing too far over his feet. In the run game, Walker is much more of a wall-off-and-seal blocker than a road grader.

Highlights

Seahawks select at Round 4/5 RB Ty Chandler - UNC

Measurements: 5-11 203

Natural receiver and super hard to tackle. I love his patience and vision, but his explosion in the open field is awesome.

NFL.com His impressive 2021 should pump some life into Chandler's draft stock. After sharing carries at Tennessee, Chandler took a bigger bite out of the pie at North Carolina, seeing spikes in yardage, yards per carry and touchdown production. He's a smooth strider who can become a little disjointed when processing and attacking the blocking scheme. Chandler needs to turn up the play speed in the early stages to attack the fleeting run lanes he will see in the pros. In a deep running back draft, Chandler's ability to catch passes and return kicks should help improve his chance of being selected on Day 3.

The Draft Network He earned a 2017 U.S. Army All-American Bowl nomination and was a candidate for the 2016 All-USA Offensive Player of the Year award. He amassed more than 6,000 rush yards and 92 rushing touchdowns. His father, Chico Chandler, played running back at Ole Miss. Ty Chandler possesses a dual-threat skill set. He is a compact back with speed to gash teams for sizable gains. He has 47 kick returns in his career. He has shown flashes of a mismatch receiving option but lacks consistency. He is reliable and competitive in pass pro.

Highlights

Seahawks select at Round 5/6 OG Tyrese Robinson - Oklahoma

Measurements: 6-3 344

A giant mauling tackle to move into guard. He moves well for his size and just destroys people.

The Draft Network Tyrese Robinson is a redshirt senior and a three-year starter for the Oklahoma Sooner offensive line. In 2019 and 2020, Robinson started at offensive guard, where he was graded as the Sooners' best pass protector. Robinson played with a physical mentality and was the enforcer for the Sooner offensive line. In 2021, Robinson was moved to RT due to his versatility and team need. Robinson lacks the length of a true offensive tackle but has a scrappy mentality that pushes him to get the job done. This is a testament to his competitive nature and willingness to be a team player. His limited length will prevent him from being an effective offensive tackle in the NFL, but his tough, road-grader mentality will pave a way for him to see snaps as an interior offensive lineman in the NFL.

Highlights

Seahawks select at Round 6/7 CB Kyler McMichael - UNC

Measurements: 6-0 205

This is a bet on traits and size.

"Sherman is a size prospect with some good intangibles that will help him mold into a contributing backup corner for a press-heavy team. However, he does not possess the natural coverage instincts, fluidity or burst to be considered a future starter."

That is why you make bets on guys like this.

The Draft Network McMichael offers prototypical size and length. He is a big corner who moves very well for his size. He is an effective man coverage corner who plays with physicality and good technique. He likes to get his hands on the receiver early and disrupt through the route. In zone coverage, McMichael shows good eyes and instincts but lacks fluidity and change of direction. He is a good run defender and plays physical in that phase. Overall, McMichael possesses the necessary physical attributes to develop into a productive NFL player, but lacks the overall athleticism to hold his own against quicker and speedier receivers.

Another Draft Network report

McMichael has very good size and length and moves extremely well in coverage. He won reps today in off coverage and when pressing at the line. To me, the most impressive thing about McMichael's two days of practice is just how consistent he has been. He has yet to truly lose a rep, and even when they do complete a pass on him, he is in excellent position.

McMichael's' NFL outlook will likely be as an outside corner, but now after seeing him in person and seeing his body type, I'm not so sure he couldn't play safety at a high level as well. A player with size, length, athleticism, and potential position versatility? Sign me up.